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Education

I am a graduate of Georgia Southern University. In 2005, I graduated with a degree in middle grades history and science. In 2013 I attended Southern Polytechnic State University (now Kennesaw State Marietta campus) to persue a degree in Mecahnical Engineering Technology. The MET degree is still a dream in progress. 



Experience

After graduating from Georgia Southern University I taught in Effingham County for a year. I then took an opportunity to move up to Atlanta where I taught in Cobb County for 6 years. During that time I added certifications in elementary education, secondary engineering education, and gifted education.

I left teaching in 2012 to manage an automotive shop; this was not a huge departure for me as I worked my way through college as a mechanic for a local shop in Statesboro.

In 2014, I had an opportunity to become a CAD drafter for an aeronautical engineering firm where Iworked on the F-16 Fighting Falcon and C-130 Hercules programs.

I found I missed working with students in a classroom. I wanted to be a part of raising the future crop of engineers!  



Bio

I have a passion for seeing the Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics (STEAM) programs expanded to all students. In my time as a teacher I have been an advisor for programs from robotics to automotive engineering. The programs included F1 in Schools, BEST robotics, FIRST robotics, Future City, First Lego League, and academic bowl. 

I want to see all students focus on STEAM in schools. Many of my most successful teams were all-girls teams; this is why I push many of my female students to focus on science and math in their studies. STEAM related fields are the future; all students, at all levels, and of all abilities can have great opportunities when focusing on these fields. 

 

For class we are always looking for materials: 

Please Save:

Toilet paper tubes

Paper towel tubes

2-liter bottles

Old electronic equipment

Scrap wood

Baby food jars

Buttons

Old fabric scraps

Magnets

Shoeboxes

Donations:

Small glue guns

Tooth picks

Clothes pins

Paper clips

Craft sticks

Rubber bands

Straws

Pipe cleaners

Aluminum foil

Clay (air dry)